The Rolling Stones star Keith Richards is feeling apprehensive in the run-up to the band's performance at Britain's Glastonbury festival over the weekend (29Jun13) as he fears the gig will be marred by bad weather.

The veteran rockers will make their Glastonbury debut on Saturday night (29Jun13), headlining the event's iconic Pyramid Stage.

However, weather reports have suggested rain will put a damper on the festival, and Richards admits he is feeling nervous about playing an outdoor gig in a storm.

He tells Britain's BBC Radio 1, "I think the only pressure we feel is that it is the first time we've done an outdoor show for yonks (a long time) and English weather. Throwing in those two equations, yeah, there is maybe a little apprehension."

The guitarist adds, "I'm looking forward to it because it is an iconic gig and it's an iconic band and finally the two meet at last. In a way it's kind of weird that at last we've made it to Glastonbury. It's like building Stonehenge right?"

On Friday (28Jun13), Richards' bandmate Ronnie Wood revealed he has purchased a special pair of red Wellington boots to prepare for adverse weather conditions at the site in Somerset, south-west England.